Defining a Default Item Library


Follow this procedure when you want to create or edit the default Item Library Definition for the product. This will be the default for all the item types in the product unless a library is created specifically for an item type.

PRIVILEGES  Manage Libraries

To define a default item library:

  1. From the Object Types main window, select an item type in the navigation pane.

  2. Click the Item Libraries tab in the content pane.

  3. Do one of the following:

  4. Select the network node that holds the item library from the HostName list.

  5. Enter the directory path to the item library on the host node in the Directory Path field.

  6. CAUTION!  Item libraries must not reside in the root directories of Windows drives or shares! This is unsupported, and may cause many operations to fail.

    CAUTION!  When the Dimensions server is installed on Windows 2008 server, item libraries cannot be located in the folders beneath the Program Files folder.

  7. Optionally, complete the rest of the fields in the dialog box.

  8. When you have finished, click OK.

NOTE  If you change the location of the item library, Dimensions CM does not relocate the contents of the existing library to reflect this change. You will need to move the library files manually to the new location.

Related Topics

Add/Edit Default Library Dialog Box

About Item Libraries